Malaysian Research and DevelopmentClassification System

Field of Research

Field of Research or FOR classification allows R&D activity to be categorised according to the field of research undertaken. In this respect, it is the nature of the R&D itself, which is being examined rather than the activity of the performing unit or the purpose of the R&D.

FOR consists of a set of discrete categories, which identify such research field. For new edition, FOR also covered all the areas from SEO. These fields include recognised academic disciplines and related major sub-fields taught at universities or tertiary institutions and organisations, and emerging areas of study. It reflects the expansion of research activity particularly in natural sciences, information, computer and communication technologies, the applied science and technologies, the biological and other natural science, such as mathematical sciences, the social science and the humanities.